Buhari wins Nasarawa for the first time

By Donatus Nadi,  Lafia President Muhammadu Buhari has won Nasarawa state for the first time since 2003 defeating Alhaji Atiku Abubakar by 37,896 votes.Results collated by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Lafia shows ghat President Buhari polled 279,315 votes to defeat Atiku who polled 241,419 votes. Buhari won in eight local governments while Atiku won in five local governments marking the first time the Peoples Democratic Party has lost Nasarawa state in a presidential election since then return to democracy in 1999. The president got his highest number of votes in Lafia, the state capital, where he polled 55,254, while Atiku got his highest votes in Karu local government after polling 49,292. 

Keana APC – 10,754 PDP – 7886

Awe APC – 28,277 PDP – 11,361

Obi APC – 17,091 PDP27,317

Doma APC 15,110 PDP 12,110

Nasarawa APC 19,867 PDP 12,676

Wamba APC – 15,490 PDP – 9,802

Keffi APC – 24,816 PDP – 16,167

Toto APC – 21,678 PDP – 8,579

Nasarawa Eggon APC – 24,706 PDP 42,123

Kokona APC – 20,433 PDP – 24,563

Karu APC – 25,839 PDP – 49,292

Akwanga APC – 14,100 PDP – 26,340

Lafia APC – 55,254 PDP – 35,710

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